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I just added this to my collection. I've looked and read for hours, posts on the Forum and elsewhere for Marine ssi's worn in WWI and post WWI (Would like to say WWINerd's 2nd Div SSI posts with period photos is outstanding). Nevertheless I can not find a Green "V" identified. Any comments or info regarding my uniform is appreciated. Richard

 

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Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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Possibly a Supply unit of the 5th Brigade. The color green is associated with supply units in the 4th Brigade. Just a WAG! Semper Fi! Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Agree with Bob, supply company makes most sense. The MG unit of the 5th Brigade used a purple V, so appropriate colors replicating some of 4th brigade patterns would make sense. Nice uniform. Kevin

I am eagerly collecting Pre-WWII USMC material. Any Marine Corps Span Am era, WWI, Banana Wars, or China Marine related material is especially sought after.

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Thank you Appreciate your ideas as both of you are high on my list of USMC wealth of knowledge. Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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Check out Eric Queens reference and the ID is there;it is the 11thRegt and it is Supply.

 

Still looking but no luck finding it. Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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If this is 11th Regt Service of Supply Stationed at Camp Pontanezen, France for Rhineland Occupation, then how could owner of uniform qualify for a star on his Victory Medal? Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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quote:" it is pinned under US Army patches. Last one at the bottom (2nd Division which also includes 5th Brigade)"

 

As per above I went to Ref Section but could not find this-- does anyone have a LINK? Also still would like opinion or clarification regarding was 11th in any battles and if not were any men transferred from other Regts who saw combat to the 11th Occupation Force? Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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quote:" it is pinned under US Army patches. Last one at the bottom (2nd Division which also includes 5th Brigade)"

 

As per above I went to Ref Section but could not find this-- does anyone have a LINK? Also still would like opinion or clarification regarding was 11th in any battles and if not were any men transferred from other Regts who saw combat to the 11th Occupation Force? Richard

 

here you go Richard.

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/232125-ww1-2nd-division-insignia-quick-recognition-guide/page-2

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quote:" it is pinned under US Army patches. Last one at the bottom (2nd Division which also includes 5th Brigade)"

 

As per above I went to Ref Section but could not find this-- does anyone have a LINK? Also still would like opinion or clarification regarding was 11th in any battles and if not were any men transferred from other Regts who saw combat to the 11th Occupation Force? Richard

 

some info on the 5th Brigade -hope this helps. That's a great uniform and a nice patch. congrats

 

 

 

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/e_simmons.htm

 

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/usmc-in-ww1/850-a-brief-history-of-u-s-marine-corps-action-in-europe-during-world-war-i.html

 

 

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If this is 11th Regt Service of Supply Stationed at Camp Pontanezen, France for Rhineland Occupation, then how could owner of uniform qualify for a star on his Victory Medal? Richard

5th Brigade Marines earned a "France" bar on their Victory medal hence the star on his ribbon. Bobgee

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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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5th Brigade Marines earned a "France" bar on their Victory medal hence the star on his ribbon. Bobgee

 

You are correct that they earned a "France" bar....but that didn't get you a campaign star. At least not officially.

 

Service in a "Defensive Sector" would do it....or any other campaign clasp.

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Always interested in the 166th Infantry, 42nd Division, A.E.F.

Quality WW1 studio portraits and real photo postcards of Distinguished Service Cross recipients; showing steel helmets; or other interesting content.

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Thanks to all. As usual Forum members aren helpful and nice. :D.

 

Over the years maybe a collector added it or maybe the Vet had been in another unit as the tunic nor pants are named guess I'll never know.

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Thanks again Richard

Wanted: WWI ID'ed USMC Green Wool Uniform and ANYTHING documented to my Dad's Iwo Jima outfit: 21st Marines 3rd Div.

Items marked "Marquet, Marquett, or Marquette"

 

 

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